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U of Toledo / Re: Any thoughts on Toledo?
« on: May 13, 2005, 08:14:15 PM »
What's relevant about the 27th?

I also got the housing information.  Housing in Toledo looks very, very affordable.

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Capital / Re: Anyone accepted for Fall 2005
« on: May 11, 2005, 06:43:09 PM »
Thank you for the details. Did you do any prepping before starting?  Was it a benefit to go part time at first?  I assume you didn't work?

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Capital / Re: Anyone accepted for Fall 2005
« on: May 11, 2005, 10:12:28 AM »
Anything specific you'd like to know?

Professors.
Work load.
Are you PT or FT?

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General Board / Re: MBA v. JD
« on: May 10, 2005, 07:30:35 PM »
Having researched many schools and done the MBA myself, I don't think I can agree in saying that an MBA is an MBA is an MBA.

Part of the problem these days in the saturated MBA market is that the quality of the programs seems to vary significantly among the schools that aren't in, say, the top 30 - 40 schools.  Ultimately the quality of the students coming out (in terms of their education) can be unpredictable.

I've met so-called MBAs from other schools that I'd never heard of and they didn't know the difference between a credit and a debit.  Likewise, you won't find many of the big companies recruiting at some of these places because of their reputation.  Yes, part of this has to do with the school's name - but if it is a good school with good output and a good program, it's reputation will build.

I do agree with you about the MBA market being saturated.  It is nuts.  My MBA is from an academically rigorous school, but not from the top 40.  It kills me when I think that my credential is held in the same regard as some of the MBA diploma mills.  I really don't think HR departments have even heard of the AACSB, to be honest.  I think that's where this MBA is an MBA is an MBA mentality comes into play.

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General Board / Re: MBA v. JD
« on: May 10, 2005, 12:21:41 PM »
About which accreditation are you speaking?  AACSB?  Much more than the top 20-30 are accredited with the AACSB.

You are right about the dual nature of the MBA, but I disagree with you about being able to ace everything because it's all in the book.  I can tell you that was not true in the most difficult classes, specifically managerial accounting, global macroeconomics, and managerial finance.

I still wake up in cold sweats when I think of those classes...

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General Board / Re: MBA v. JD
« on: May 07, 2005, 12:26:17 PM »
From what I have read, I do agree with the pecking order - Med -> Law -> Business.

I also have an MBA, but I didn't think it was THAT easy.  I'd say that about 60% of the classes were only moderately tough.  That is, they expected grad school level work out of you.  I'd say about 20% were pretty tough, and the last 20% were very difficult.  I still have nightmares about managerial accounting.

A lot of it depends on your business school, too.

There are a lot of projects, and you are competing against your peers in head-to-head competitive models based on the subject matter.  This part didn't stress me out, however.  I got stressed out by the difficult subject matter in accounting, economics, finance, and statistics.  The tests in the most difficult classes were the hardest I've ever encountered.

There are a lot of different disciplines you must learn while getting your MBA.  Management, stats, accounting, finance, economics, human resources, marketing, etc.  You can't just learn one area like it's your major, and then coast through later classes.  Of course, some classes are harder than others.

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Capital / Re: Anyone accepted for Fall 2005
« on: May 04, 2005, 09:22:09 PM »
Please give us your insights on Capital.

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Indiana - Indianapolis / Re: IU - INDY
« on: May 04, 2005, 09:21:20 PM »
I have yet to commit.  IU-Indy is in the running.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Best Commercial Outlines
« on: May 01, 2005, 11:10:36 AM »
Okay, I know that the advice is to write your own outline, but I want to supplement my studies with a commercial outline.

So, what are the best ones?

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Indiana - Indianapolis / IU - INDY
« on: May 01, 2005, 10:29:07 AM »
I'll probably be attending IU-Indy this fall as a PT Evening student.

Anyone coming with me?

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